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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Dietary Experiments in Mice Point the Way to Early Detection of Cancer in Humans

May 23, 2016 — Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the Western world, mainly because it is usually diagnosed too late. Finding ways to identify those people who are at ... read more

May 17, 2016 — An international team of researchers has unraveled a new regulatory mechanism how food components and environmental factors influence the immune system. Various substances present in the intestines ... read more

New Potential Marker for Obesity Found

May 11, 2016 — A potential new biological marker for the development of obesity has been found, along with a possible target for obesity prevention and treatment, report ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Scientists have now proven that a model of the human gut they have developed and patented -- HuMiX -- is representative of the actual conditions and processes that occur within our intestines. With ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the aging of blood vessels. This accelerated aging in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, ... read more

Breath Test May Help Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 10, 2016 — There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured ... read more

Potent Therapeutic 'Warheads' That Target Cancer Cells Designed

May 10, 2016 — In a pair of related studies, chemists have identified and designed dozens of molecular “warheads” that not only can detect a key biomarker of cancer, but also could be developed into a potent ... read more

May 9, 2016 — By studying the interplay between genetic risk factors for Crohn's and the bacteria that populate the gut, researchers at have discovered a new potential cause for this disorder in some patients ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Bacteria living in the gut may remotely influence the activity of cells in the brain that are involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration, new research suggests. Using pre-clinical ... read more

Genetic Variants in Patients With Crohn's Disease Prevent 'Good' Gut Bacteria from Working

May 6, 2016 — A major type of inflammatory bowel disease may be caused in part by genetic variants that prevent beneficial bacteria in the gut from doing their job, according to a new ... read more

Findings Light the Way for New Treatments in Colitis, Colon Cancer

May 4, 2016 — Certain sugars produced by the body play an important role in the development of colitis and, ultimately, colon cancer. This new finding could potentially lead to therapies for ulcerative colitis, ... read more

Ozanimod as Effective in Treating Ulcerative Colitis, Study Shows

May 4, 2016 — Ozanimod, a novel drug molecule, is moderately effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, researchers have demonstrated. Ulcerative colits is a debilitating autoimmune disease that causes ... read more

Even Doctors Get Confused About Reflux Disease in Babies

May 2, 2016 — Clinical symptoms are only rarely validated by the gold-standard reflux test in babies, a new clinical study shows. Gastric reflux is common in infants because the band of muscle, or sphincter, that ... read more

More Than Just Eyes and Skin: Vitamin A Affects the Heart

Apr. 28, 2016 — Vitamin A is important for heart development in embryos, but whether it has a role in maintaining heart health is unclear. A new study finds that the heart is able to respond to vitamin A and the ... read more

Nearly One in Four Babies in NICUs Receive Acid Suppressing Medication

Apr. 27, 2016 — Though not approved for use in newborns, doctors prescribe the drugs to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and to help with other conditions diagnosed in neonatal intensive care units ... read more

Minimally Invasive Colitis Screening Using Infrared Technology Could Offer Fast, Simple Test

Apr. 26, 2016 — A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting ... read more

Do Anorexia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigues Share a Common Cause?

Apr. 25, 2016 — Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome and anorexia nervosa may all have a common origin, according to researchers. They speculate that all three disorders may be caused by antibodies to ... read more

Genes That Control Smooth Muscle Contraction Identified

Apr. 22, 2016 — A new molecular pathway has been identified that is critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone that allows the passage of materials through the digestive ... read more

Taking Aspirin Could Increase Cancer Survival by 20 Percent

Apr. 20, 2016 — Patients receiving cancer treatment could increase their chance of survival by up to 20 percent and help stop their cancer from spreading by taking a low dose of aspirin, new research ... read more

Stomach Cancer Diagnostics: New Insights on Stage of Tumor Growth

Apr. 20, 2016 — Correlations have been found between the superoxide and nitric oxide generation rates, levels of active forms of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in tumor and adjoining tissues between each other and with the disease ... read more

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